Consumer Strategies Group (CSG) is proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2014 Festival of Lights hosted by the Edmonton Valley Zoo. All sponsorships support animal population growth around the world. The festival runs from December 5 to 14, and features exciting, outdoor winter activities for everyone. Gates open from 5 to 9 pm. 

A Display Of Local Talent

The Festival of Lights’ vision is to celebrate Edmonton’s winter spirit through breath-taking lighting exhibitions supported by local artists in many different disciplines. In addition to lighting displays, the event also features ice sculptures, fire dancers, airbrush tattoo artists, an outdoor skating rink, a photo booth, scavenger hunt, winter crafts, FREE Hot Chocolate and a visit from special guest, Santa Clause.

Lucy The Elephant


A feature artist at this year’s Festival of Lights is Lucy the elephant. Lucy paints pictures by holding a brush with her trunk and putting images to canvas. Her paintings are sold by silent auction each night with all proceeds from their sale supporting the 96 Elephant Initiative. Each day, 96 elephants are killed illegally in Africa as part of the criminal ivory trade. In an attempt to end this brutal practice, the 96 Elephant Initiative is raising awareness and money through one of its own, Lucy.

Valley Zoo Revitalization Project

The Festival of Lights is a way to draw new visitors to the Edmonton Zoo and raise awareness that it's a year-round facility. In association with the City of Edmonton, the festival is also a means to raise money to support the multi-million dollar Valley Zoo Revitalization Project. Over the next 10 years, the Edmonton Zoo will undergo an amazing transformation that will enhance the guest experience and animal habitats. The project includes a new entry plaza, phase I & II of the Polar Extreme arctic replica facility and Nature’s Wild Backyard, an area specifically for children and young families to interact with some friendly animals. 

Community Commitment


Consumer Strategies Group is proud be an official sponsor of the Festival of Lights and Edmonton Valley Zoo. During past holiday seasons we have sponsored Santa’s Anonymous, another worthwhile local charity. We wish all the best during this holiday season to all our followers and clients.  

For more information about the festival of lights, visit buildingourzoo.com/events/festival-of-light for details.


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